Ukrainian citizens having Russian relatives to be declared “enemies of Ukraine”

Summary

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is fighting against the country’s own citizens. Everyone who has relatives with Russian citizenship will be declared “enemy of Ukraine” and punished immediately.

Poroshenko wants to sow discord between relatives and families. He uses this “anti-Russian hysteria” to win the upcoming presidential elections.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine allegedly forcing its citizens to reject their relatives with connections to Russia.

In fact, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that the Security Service of Ukraine will launch checks on officials whose relatives live in Crimea. Recently the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened a criminal case against the first deputy head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine after the publication of a journalistic investigation. According to the local media, his family owes a $8 million house and most members of his family have Russian citizenship.

Further debunking by The Insider.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, Crimea
  • Outlet: Vesti.ru
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Disproof

No evidence given about religious persecution and NATO's or its intelligence services' role in it. Recurring Kremlin narrative about Ukraine being an aggressor.

Migrants responsible for increase in robberies, murders and rapes in Germany

After Germany allowed mass migration, its statistics on murder, rape, robbery and hooliganism increased by 300-500%.

The consequences could be seen on 2017 New Year’s Eve, when migrants raped more than 100 German women at the main square of Cologne.

These arguments were used to criticise Georgia for signing the UN Global Compact on Migration.

Disproof

No statistics regarding the specific increase in crimes and assaults were presented. No correlation between them and a bigger number of migrants was introduced.

Due to strict police measures, no severe incidents nor rapes were reported on the New Year's Eve 2017: bit.ly/2ilJD1t.

By signing the UN Global Compact for Migration, Georgia will be forced to let in migrants from Syria and Africa

Georgia signed the UN Global Compact for Migration, contrary to many other countries who want to protect their borders from migrants.

The UN Global Compact foresees that migrants’ rights are fundamental. For that reason, any criticism of migrants will cause being named a racist or a xenophobe.

Signing the agreement means also that foreign countries can tell Georgia to let in migrants from Syria and Africa.

Disproof

The Global Compact is non-legally binding - and this fact is clearly stated in the document itself (paragraph 7: This Global Compact presents a non-legally binding, cooperative framework that builds on the commitments agreed upon by Member States in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. It fosters international cooperation among all relevant actors on migration, acknowledging that no State can address migration alone, and upholds the sovereignty of States and their obligations under international law). This information can also be found in the document's description on the UN website.

Since the UN Global Compact for Migration is non-legally binding, it cannot force Georgia or any other country to let in any migrants. Other states cannot force each other to do so, either. Moreover, it is not the pact's purpose. The aim of the UN Global Compact is to better manage migration at local, national, regional and global levels, in a cooperative manner.